Sound Beat: Access Audio is providing two free family audiobooks written by Emmy Award-winning journalist Cheryl Wills ’89, the great-great-great granddaughter of Emma and Sandy Wills, enslaved people from Haywood, Tennessee. The audiobooks are narrated by the author and are…
Syracuse Stage Honored for Excellence in Accessibility Programing
Syracuse Stage has been selected to receive the Mattie Letham Community Leadership Excellence Award from Aurora of Central New York for excellence in accessibility programming. This award is given to organizations that make outstanding contributions toward promoting independence and opportunity for people with sensory loss. The award will be given at Aurora’s annual meeting on Thursday, Nov. 12.
Syracuse Stage is committed to making the theater experience accessible to all by providing the following accommodations: American Sign Language interpretation, audio description, audio enhancement, open captioning and wheelchair accessibility.
American Sign Language-Interpreted Performance Series:
An American Sign Language-interpreted performance is offered for every production. Patrons who are interested in the sign interpretation are seated in an advantageous viewing location.
“Peter Pan”—Saturday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m.
“Stupid F***ing Bird”—Saturday, Jan. 30, at 3 p.m.
“To Kill A Mockingbird”—Saturday, March 5, at 3 p.m.
“The Christians”—Saturday, April 16, at 3 p.m.
Ken Ludwig’s “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”—Saturday, May 21m at 3 p.m.
Audio Description Series
Audio Description is available for a matinee performance of every production. A live narrator audio-describes for patrons who are blind or visually impaired. A pre-performance description of sets and costumes begins 30 minutes prior to curtain, and visual details are verbalized during the performance. Patrons contact the Box office 24 hours in advance to reserve a complimentary headset for the performance. When possible, we try to accommodate patrons who request an alternate date.
“Peter Pan”—Saturday, Dec. 19, at 3 p.m.
“Stupid F***ing Bird”—Saturday, Feb. 6, at 3 p.m.
“To Kill A Mockingbird”—Saturday, March 12, at 3 p.m.
“The Christians”—Saturday, April 23, at 3 p.m.
Ken Ludwig’s “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”—Saturday, May 28, at 3 p.m.
Syracuse Stage offers infrared hearing devices at all performances, for patrons with up to 70 percent hearing loss, and headsets can be reserved free of charge through the Box Office (315-443-3275) or at the Coat Room before curtain.
Open Captioning Series
Open captioning is provided for two matinee performances of every production. A small screen, placed to the side of the stage, displays text corresponding to the play’s dialogue and other sounds. Open captioning can be viewed from most seats in the theater. However, the Box Office will provide those interested with the most advantageous viewing possible.
“Peter Pan”—Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m.
“Stupid F***ing Bird”—Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m.
“To Kill A Mockingbird”—Wednesday, March 9, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, March 13, at 2 p.m.
“The Christians”—Wednesday, April 20, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 24, at 2 p.m.
Ken Ludwig’s “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”—Wednesday, May 25, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, May 29, at 2 p.m.
Syracuse Stage is wheelchair accessible. Patrons can contact the Box Office at 315-443-3275 to arrange wheelchair seating.